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The Sainte-Laguë index of disproportionality and Dalton’s principle of transfers

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The Sainte-Lague index has a strong claim to be the index ¨ that should be adopted as the standard measure of disproportionality in electoral studies. Its properties are therefore worthwhile understanding more clearly. This paper provides a counter-example (the 2010 UK general election) to previous claims that the Sainte-Lague index satisfies ¨ Dalton’s principle of transfers with respect to differences between seat shares and vote shares, but not ratios of seat and vote shares. Instead, we p...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1354068817703020

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Department:
Trinity College
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Party Politics Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
203-207
Publication date:
2017-04-12
Acceptance date:
2017-03-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-3683
ISSN:
1354-0688
Pubs id:
pubs:685498
URN:
uri:ac6e237f-e2d8-4738-8b43-dca080e54943
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uuid:ac6e237f-e2d8-4738-8b43-dca080e54943
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pubs:685498

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